RDF donates cows, Pays health insurance for poor families in Gasabo

On 27 September 2017 at 11:12

The Rwanda Defence Force’s (RDF) 204 brigade deployed in Kigali city has donated ten cows to poor families and paid health insurance forp 450 individuals in Rutunga sector of Gasabo District

Speaking at the event on Tuesday, the commandant of the brigade, Lt. Col. Frank Mutembe said that RDF is committed to contribute to the sustainable welfare of population.

“People should live a good life. They should have good residence, food security and infrastructure and having access to medical services. This is the sustainable security RDF wish to contribute to through supporting government policies,” he said.

The state minister for community development and social affairs in the Ministry of Local Governance, Dr. Alvera Mukabaramba welcomed the gesture by the army and called on population to continue implementing government’s development programmes.

“We have witnessed different activities by the army through the ‘army week’, like free medical services, constructing infrastructure and contribution in agriculture among others. We recognize these activities in uplifting welfare of citizens,” she said.

Marie Mukahirwa one of beneficiaries expressed much gratitude to the Rwandan army saying that her family will not suffer from sickness.

“I’m thankful to this kind gesture. I have a family of eight and all us are given health insurance, it is very much appreciated ” she said.

“I have a family of seven; I live with physical disability and of course it is hard to pay life insurance for myself. I’m lucky enough to have these good Samaritans that solved this issue for my family,” he said.